Artist Vance Joy
Album Riptide - Single
Genre
Note You can also play an F#add9 chord instead of G#.
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      - Put a capo on fret 1 (if you want to stay in the same key).
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Intro: Am  G  C

Am              G                 C
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Am              G                 C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Am         G                    C
Oh all my friends are turning green
       Am              G               C
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am                 G                   C
There's this movie that I think you'll like
     Am             G                C
This guy decides to quit his job and head to New York City
      Am       G           C
This cowboy's running from himself
Am                G              C
She's been living on the highest shelf


  Am     G         C
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Am         G               C 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am           G               C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am             G                C
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Am          G              C
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Am              G                 C 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Am         G               C 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Am               G                C    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Am     G                     C
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
C                  Am
Taken away to the dark side
G               C
I wanna be your left hand man
       Am       G                         C
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Am
I gotta lump in my throat cos
G                          C
You're gonna sing the words wrong
                    Am        G                           C 
I gotta lump in my throat cos you're gonna sing the words wrong

Outro: Db
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452 Comments

  1. u can just use a AM,C and G its easier :) and also strumming pattern is . DDUUDU I THINK …

  2. I use the strumming pattern of DDUDU and it works well with the down half step chords :)

  3. so this is actually wrong it sounds better if the strumming pattern is ddudu and the cords are in order Am,G,C and on C you repeat the strumming pattern another time and if you want it to sound more like the original capo the first fret as an intro go though everything twice and when it gets to the picking you want to strum every 5 beats and after “i just wanna the next strumm should be at the end of know and it should be a G and if your gonna stay after stay your going to strum an F and after all of that its back on the original hope i can help someone out

  4. For beginner I recommend to use -1

  5. dduudu and am g c not these complicted chords

  6. fluent_gay

    -3, capo on first fret

  7. Elysia Jackson

    If you don’t have a capo, you can do Am, G, C for the chord progression instead. It’s easier and still sounds amazing!

  8. I use dduudd to the original rhythm of the song and I use Am instead of Bbm G instead of Db and C instead of Ab

  9. ive been wanting to play this forever but all i found was a easy one i love this tab :3

  10. really good song! -1

    strum:ddudu

  11. Emily Benages

    If you want to play Am, G, and C, switch the transposition to -1. Hope that helps y’all like it did me!

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